Help Tucson college students run 4K for Cancer (San Francisco to Baltimore)by Carolyn Classen on Mar. 18, 2013, under Health, Life, Sports
“The 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, is dedicated to empowering young adults in uniting communities across the country in the fight against cancer through community service and support.”
I recently heard of this ambitious program through one of my husband’s former UA students graduating Senior Molly Gebler, who is signed up to do a 4,000 mile run from San Francisco, California to Baltimore, Md. Another PCC student freshman Will Friedmann will run as well. See details below.
2013 San Francisco to Baltimore
2013 marks our 12th year of sending 4K participants across the country, but the FIRST year we will be RUNNING ACROSS THE COUNTRY! The inaugural 4K for Cancer Run Across America will leave from San Francisco, CA and finish in Baltimore, MD. The route will be very similar to our first trip in 2002 (except reverse) and will travel along some of the same back roads the 4K has been on for the past 11 years.
The route is a 30 day, 4000 plus mile cross country trek starting across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and finishing in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Each day runners will be required to run 12 one-mile segments with one of their teammates. The running pairs will be dropped along the route in one mile increments. At the end of each runner’s running segment they will be picked up by a chase van. We are currently working on a video to explain this process.
Molly is running in memory of her 24 year old cousin Ryan who died of a rare form of cancer last fall. Will is running because his older sister Alex died from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 8. If you want to donate to help these college students reach their fundraising goals, here’s their links:
I donated some money to Molly’s campaign, in memory of my mother-in-law who died from breast cancer at age 61, and for my namesake aunt, who died at age 37 from stomach cancer (when I was only one year old).
And if you want to sign up click here, to find out more about how to run or cycle to fight cancer.